One of the questions I'm asked by readers and writers is: "Does it get easier?" Novel writing, that is. The short answer is no, writing a novel never gets easier. The long answer is, it doesn't necessarily get more difficult either. It gets, um, different. Each novel is brand new, and for me, so is the process of writing it. This doesn't mean I haven't learned a lot and adapted, … [Read more...] about Does Writing A Novel Ever Get Easier?
If you're a women's fiction writer or even thinking about writing women's fiction, you should check out Women's Fiction Writers Association. I have been part of this organization since before it was one! No, it is not affiliated with my blog, but we have a lot in common, which is why I am always suggesting that writers check it out. And now, if you're on the West Coast, you can head to a real … [Read more...] about WFWA WEST COAST CONFERENCE
Hi Friends! I'm thrilled to pop back onto Women's Fiction Writers to share with you one of my favorite writers and book bloggers, Stephanie Elliot! Stephanie has spent years supporting authors and readers. Her debut novel, Sad Perfect, is YA (Young Adult) but as a mom to a once-teenage girl, I'd say this is a crossover novel with appeal for grown-ups as well. Stephanie mined her own life for … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Why Author Stephanie Elliot Kept Quiet When Her Book Sold
Carrie Fisher was my second cousin. I never met her. I had emailed a few times over my writer-lifetime, but to the best of my knowledge she had nothing to do with her father, Eddie Fisher's family. I was never looking for a high-profile connection, just a regular one. I never expected a reply, and the relationship had again been relegated to party banter and Amy-trivia. (It's about all I've … [Read more...] about It’s Always About Writing, Princess